As promised, Rockstar Games just released Grand Theft Auto III to the Android Market. If you consider yourself of high maturity and have $4.99 laying around, I would suggest buying this game right now now. GTA3 first debuted on the Playstation 2 around 10 years ago, and it’s one of my all time favorite games.
I dumped a ton of hours into the original when I was a teenager, so I went and purchased it when it came out at midnight. I’ve only played it about one hour, but it has already exceeded my expectations. The game looks better than I remember, it runs smoothly on my Tegra 2 tablet, the touch controls work great, and I’m loving getting to know all the characters again.
Official gamepad support was included, but I didn’t get to test that out yet. I believe it works just fine with Xbox 360 controllers, and I’m crossing my fingers it works with our Logitech USB controller.
Features of GTA3 for Android include:
- Visually stunning updated graphics, character and vehicle models
- HD quality resolution
- Gameplay optimized for touch screen devices
- Custom controls for the mobile platform
- Countless hours of gameplay
- Gamepad Support for select USB controllers
Rockstar Games supported most of the newer high-end devices and they are promising to add more soon. The Galaxy Nexus should be the next device up and running, and we should also see it on the Transformer Prime, since we know they’re working on a Tegra 3 version.
The game is full of adult themes, so remember parents that you can change content filter settings and block your kids from downloading it.
Overall, I’m really pleased with Rockstar’s first Android effort, and I look forward to their next release. It’s been reported that a Max Payne remake is in the works, but we have yet to receive any real details.
After you grab the game and check it out, let us know what you think in the comments below.
Look for Grand Theft Auto III on the following devices:
- Android Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x, [Galaxy Nexus coming soon]
- Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive